Funding Advisory Hub

Bishop Fleming Funding Advisory Service

Our Funding Advisory Hub, curates insights and expertise together in one place, to assist your company in raising finance.

What sets Pam apart?

Pam is a genuine expert and trusted adviser in the academy sector. She is well connected in the sector and regularly writes thought leadership articles.

As head of education she is passionate about the delivery of our services to the sector. Her portfolio of clients is wide ranging and includes not only education and charity clients but also owner managed businesses such as Cavanna Homes. 

Pam is a Trustee of The Confederation of School Trusts which is a charity that advocates for the academy sector and is the national organisation for school trusts.

Pam is a Trustee at Westcountry Schools Trust, which currently consists of 27 schools and £100M income and will continue to  grow in the coming years. This gives her first-hand experience of the issues facing a large growing MAT. She is chair of the audit committee and a member of the estates committee. 

Pam leads our advisory work in the education and charity sectors. This has involved facilitating away days and strategic planning sessions, as well as full external reviews of governance. 

Pam is a chartered tax adviser which means she is well placed to advise academies and charities on the implications of trading income and trading subsidiaries. She is also a trustee of a small charity. This enables her to see financial procedures from a hands on perspective. The charity has recently negotiated a new partnership agreement with the Salvation Army. 

Pam has a real client focus in everything she does which means that clients are always fully informed about progress with their work and the client service team are flexible to meet all the needs of the client. Pam is leading on our remote audit offering to our academy clients. 

Pam also leads on the firm’s women’s mentoring network and healthy environment as part of Bishop Fleming’s commitment to being a responsible business. Pam is a regular speaker at the ICAEW Academies update as well as ESFA training sessions.

Pam's service expertise

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Audit and Assurance
  • Advising clients on strategy and governance including growth aspirations and risk protection

Pam's sector expertise

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Education
  • Trustee of the Confederation of School Trust
  • Trustee of a MAT with 22 schools including secondaries (the largest in the country with 2500 pupils), primaries, a free school, a school in special measures that is sponsored and a very small rural primary school
  • Experience of auditing and advising the firms largest education clients including Universities and large MATs
  • Extensive experience delivering seminars to the education and charity sectors
  • Experience of delivering governance reviews
  • Experience of providing training to clients
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Charities
  • Trustee of a small charity involved with a youth centre
  • Experience of negotiating deals with the local authority and most recently negotiating a partnership arrangement with the Salvation Army to jointly run the youth centre

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